2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 RAM 1500

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500

vs.

2021 RAM 1500
$29,300

Starting MSRP

$32,795
260 to 420 hp

Horsepower Range

260 to 395 hp
6- or 8-speed automatic

Transmission

8-speed automatic
13,300 pounds

Towing Capacity

12,750 pounds
72-month/100,000-mile

Corrosion Warranty

60-month/unlimited-mile

Chevy Silverado vs. RAM 1500: It’s the showdown of all showdowns in the full-size truck segment, and it always makes for a heated competition. From weekend warriors in Kansas City to contractors in Shawnee Mission, everyone wants to know which truck is really the greater value. Right out of the gate, the 2021 Silverado 1500 earns a point with a starting MSRP under $30,000, but that’s not all it has going for it. Compare the RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500 in terms of towing, torque, and more to find the right fit for you!

RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500: Affordability

A new truck is no small investment. Fortunately, the starting MSRP of the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 falls under $30,000, so you’ll feel less of a strain on your budget. Compare the entry-level and top trim pricing for the 2021 Silverado vs. RAM 1500 for more information:

Entry-Level Pricing

  • 2021 Silverado 1500: $29,300 MSRP
  • 2021 RAM 1500: $32,795 MSRP

Top Trim Pricing 

  • 2021 Silverado 1500: $59,295 MSRP
  • 2021 RAM 1500: $60,400 MSRP

2021 Silverado vs. RAM 1500: Capabilities

How do the RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500 compare in terms of capability? We’ll cover everything from engines to towing, below:

Engines

  • Silverado: The baseline Silverado engine is a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6, generating 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Total horsepower capabilities range from 285 hp – 420 hp.
  • RAM 1500: The baseline RAM 1500 engine is a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 generating 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Total horsepower capabilities range from 260 hp – 395 hp.

Torque

  • Silverado: The Silverado 1500 generates more standard torque at 305 lb-ft.
  • RAM 1500: The RAM 1500 falls short with 269 lb-ft of torque standard.

Transmission

  • Silverado: The Silverado can be equipped with a 6-speed or 8-speed automatic transmission.
  • RAM 1500: The RAM 1500 is available with one transmission: an 8-speed automatic.

Towing

  • Silverado: The 2021 Silverado 1500 pushes ahead with a maximum towing capacity of 13,300 pounds! You’ll never have to make a second trip when working on the job.
  • RAM 1500: The RAM 1500 maximum towing capacity has a 12,750-pound limit—a stark difference to the Silverado 1500.

Chevy Silverado vs. RAM 1500: Warranty Coverage

If you intend to put your truck to work in Overland Park for many years and miles to come, it’s going to need good protection from the elements. Living and working through Kansas winters can do a number on your truck’s appearance, especially with the abundance of road salt that can cause rust. That’s when you’ll appreciate the superior corrosion warranty that comes with every new Silverado. Compare the RAM 1500 vs. Silverado 1500 warranties to learn more:

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Warranty 

  • Bumper-to-Bumper: 36-month/36,000-mile warranty
  • Powertrain: 60-month/60,000-mile warranty
  • Roadside Assistance: 60-month/60,000-mile warranty
  • Corrosion: 72-month/100,000-mile warranty

2021 RAM 1500 Warranty 

  • Bumper-to-Bumper: 36-month/36,000-mile warranty
  • Powertrain: 60-month/60,000-mile warranty
  • Roadside Assistance: 60-month/60,000-mile warranty
  • Corrosion: 60-month/unlimited-mile warranty

Upgrade Your Truck in Merriam

It’s always an exciting competition when you’re comparing the Chevy Silverado vs. RAM 1500. If you’re looking for greater towing capabilities and superior corrosion protection for a lower price, then the 2021 Silverado 1500 is a clear choice! Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission’s new Chevy specials can make your truck upgrade even more affordable, and we offer flexible financing in Merriam. Visit us today to take the Silverado for a spin!

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